I use it for remote control of lighting and switches, play music, sometimes get answers to questions, and use it as a kitchen timer (just don't cook anything that requires 50 minutes in the oven) On the plus side: high quality sound It can hear you from almost anywhere in the room hundreds of "skills" are available for more versatility Can control lighting and other remote devices On the down side: Maybe answers 2 out of 10 questions correctly Forces you to speak differently so it understands you not portable without a battery pack The dot is handy for some things, and sometimes you actually get the right answer back from a question you ask, but it is fun trying.
I love my Dot and my Alexa.
I wouldn’t have known it was a refurb’d unit... Nice and compact works well.Only reason I gave it a 4 is because the volume is not very loud.Bought for my barn which is 48 ft could not hear it very well if I was in the far stall.I put in bathroom and it's great in there.Put my echo 1st generation in barn and it's a better fit.
The biggest pain of this is that it is in my room, and when I am tired and turning out the lights, I tell Alexa to set the alarm for the morning, and then a red light comes on saying it is having trouble connecting.
I like that you can ask ALEXA questions without having to run to the computer and log on and wait for an answer.I love listening to the variety of music when I want to.
It was not working had to return it and was very frustrating.
!Ashok: Thanks for waitingAshok: I understand your concern regarding returning the refurbished device for new device.Me : I am unhappy that they are now on sale for SUBSTANTIALLY less, and all I want is a credit for the difference in priceAshok: I'm sorry currently we're unable to issue any credit for this.Ashok: If you wish you can return the refurbished device and purchase the new device.Me : UNACCEPTABLE, poor customer service decision.Ashok: I do understand your concern regarding this,Ashok: But we can't offer any compensation on this regard.Ashok: Are we still connected?Ashok: Since this chat has now been idle for more than two minutes, I'll need to disconnect the chat.
The quality of the sound is very low and when you talk to it, it doesn't understand you.I have the Echo and it works perfectly.
I own 2 echo dots, one is refurbished and the other is not.
We are an echo household - 4 total - and this is the only one we have constant issues with because the others are all new.